- Join the growing number of
people worldwide who have decided not to visit aquariums, marine parks, swim-with-the-dolphin facilities and other
places that keep captive whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. Deciding to stay away from these
businesses is a significant and important first step in preventing marine mammals from being confined and
dominated for our amusement.
- Let aquariums, marine parks and their corporate sponsors know why you will not patronize their businesses.
- Make your family, friends and co-workers aware of the reality of aquariums and marine parks.
- Write a letter-to-the-editor, so even more people are informed.
- Don't let your child attend school field trips to aquariums and marine parks.
Inform your child's school and your local school board about why you believe these businesses are not appropriate for school visits.
- Write to:
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
House of Commons, Centennial Towers
200 Kent Street, Suite 1570
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6
(no postage required in Canada)
Fax (613) 990-7292
Urge the Minister to pass laws to protect whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. At the present time,
they have virtually no legal protection in this country. Urge the Minister to
extend and solidify Canada's current ban on the capture of beluga whales in Canadian
waters for export to foreign aquaria and to include Canadian facilities in the prohibition as well. Request that
imports of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals from other jurisdictions also be prohibited. During your visit to any city or region where captive marine mammals are kept, you have a choice. You can
see captive "nature" - whales, dolphins and other marine mammals forced into lives of impoverishment and boredom -
or you can make that extra effort to really celebrate the majesty of wild
"nature" by supporting whale watching and wildlife tour operations and by visiting Canada's many municipal, provincial and federal parks and reserves. IT'S YOUR CHOICE.